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Please Join Us at the 2014 Edible Book Festival!

Posted by on Thursday, February 20, 2014 in Events and Promotions

The 2014 Edible Book Festival takes place 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Library and promises to combine literary and culinary talents from within the Madison community.

What is an Edible Book? An edible book is an object made of edible materials, with the subject pertaining to books in shape or content.

A Clockwork Orange made out of oranges?  A catcher's mitt made of bread, as A Catcher in the Rye?  A vegan Very Hungry Caterpillar? In the past, participating food artists, families, and groups have worked with cereal, herbs, fondant, candy bars, animal crackers, pretzels, Jell-O, licorice, and even Peeps!

The event is free and open to the public in a new location, Memorial Library Room 116.  Members of the community are encouraged to attend, ogle the edible art, and vote for their favorites until 4:30pm.

A reception from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. will include a "real" cake, so that attendees won't be tempted to taste the entries!  All entries will automatically be entered into the festival's friendly competition for "best in category" and prizes will be awarded by the official judges:

●     Orange Schroeder, owner of Orange Tree Imports and Cooking School

●     JonMichael Rasmus & Nichole Fromm, Husband & Wife Team and Co-authors of the blog "Eating in Madison A to Z."

●     Lesley Wolf, festival participant since 2010 and four time award winner

Participants must enter online by April 7, 2014. You don't have to be a food artist to enter!   Visit our website for the online entry form and see photos from past festivals.

The Edible Book Festival is scheduled in celebration of National Library Week (April 13-19), and is sponsored by Memorial Library. The roots of our event come from The International Edible Book Festival, the creation of Judith A. Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron.  This first festival was held in 2000, and the "Books 2 Eat" website was created concurrently, so people around the world could enjoy the wide variety of food artists' creations.

Join us for this community engaging event and support the promotion of creativity and reading through libraries.

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